Data Woes: Execs Fear Passwords, Physical Theft

“The real problem is the false sense of security these ‘security precautions’ create.”

Tara Seals

Businesses overwhelmingly fear that standard security precautions create a false sense of security for laptop and mobile users, according to new research.
According to the Alertsec SMB 2015 Encryption Study, more than two-thirds of executives (68%) believe auto-saved passwords are not secure. Nearly half (48%) of SMB executives believe never logging out of user profiles decreases security, followed by having four- to six-digit passcodes (45%). Over one in five SMB executives (23%) believe lock down (when functionality of the system is restricted) is not secure, while 16% believe that lock ups (when multiple password attempts failed, causing restrictions) are also insecure.
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